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World/Bekins/Sun building

Popularly known as the Sun Tower, but originally built as the home of the World newspaper, the building’s architect W. T. Whiteway borrowed his inspiration for his commission from the newspaper’s New York city name sake.

Pender, East of Cambie. Archives Item# Str N164. Photographer: W.J. Moore

 

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  1. And let’s not forget that it might well have been G L T Sharp that designed the Vancouver tower, and so presumably was in turn referencing the 1890 New York.tower. No busty maidens holding up the New York tower though.

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